Panhandle Agriculture

UF/IFAS Bee College is Coming to the Panhandle – March 23-24

Panhandle Bee College, Friday & Saturday, March 23-24, 2018 Faced with increasing challenges to honeybee colonies, beekeepers are searching for fact-based answers on bee health, nutrition, selling hive products, best management practices, and Africanized bees.  Because of sustained local interest and strong inter-agency partnerships, the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory decided to conduct …

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2017 Weather Summary and First Quarter 2018 Outlook

2017 Annual Weather Summary The national weather service provides estimates of annual rainfall.  The western counties received considerably more rainfall than those in the eastern portion of the Panhandle. There was considerable variation in the annual rainfall across the Panhandle in 2017. The graphic above shows National Weather Service’s estimated annual rainfall for the Florida …

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Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show – February 14

Cattle ranchers, employees, and their family members are invited to attend the 33rd annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show, to be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the Jackson County Extension Office, located at 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna, Florida. Registration and the Trade Show open at 7:30 AM central time, the program starts …

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Useful Smartphone Apps for Cattle Ranchers

If you’re like me, you were really excited when you got your first smart phone or tablet because of all of the cool applications (apps) that were available to quickly guide you to useful information.  Once you had selected your favorite weather, radar, sports scores, calculator, and social media apps, I can imagine you started …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2018/01/05/useful-smartphone-apps-for-cattle-ranchers/

Insecticide Applications Can Inadvertently Cause Citrus Mite Outbreaks

Xavier Martini, Pete Andersen, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center In May 2017, Asian citrus psyllids (Diaphorina citri) were found in the experimental citrus grove at the Suwannee Valley Extension Center in Live Oak.  The trees were quickly treated with an insecticide containing the active ingredient, cyantraniliprole. This treatment was highly justified as the …

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Friday Feature: Lock Jawz Insulators for T-Post Fences

This week’s featured video was produced by Lock Jawz.  This farmer owned company has developed a unique fencing product designed to attach high-tensile, poly-wire, or barbed-wire to metal T-posts that are commonly used for fences in the region.  These snap-in-place insulators can attach wire to T-posts in six different potions as seen in the graphic …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2018/01/05/friday-feature-lock-jawz-insulators-for-t-post-fences/

Friday Feature: Cindale Farms 2017 Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award Video

This week’s featured video was produced by the Florida Department of Agriculture (FDACS) to showcase the 2017 Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award winners. Cindale Dairy, near Marianna, FL was one of three Florida farms recognized by FDACS in November 2017.  In addition to the video, you can also read about the dairy in the article that shared …

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Panhandle Satsuma Workshop – February 27

A satsuma orange grove near Marianna, FL. UF/IFAS photo: Thomas Wright Panhandle Satsuma Workshop Cherokee Satsumas’ Packing House Tuesday, February 27 1525 Fairview Rd, Marianna, FL SCHEDULE (Central Time) 7:30  Registration & Meet with Vendors 8:00  Update on the North Florida Citrus Industry – Matt Lollar, UF/IFAS Jackson County 8:20  Mite Control in Citrus – Philip Stansly, …

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Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference – February 19 & 20

Photo credit: Marisol Amador Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference  The Pre-Conference Tour will be on Monday, February 19. The Conference Education Sessions will be on Tuesday, February 20. Conference Location University of West Florida – Pensacola, FL Activities Pre-Conference –  Farm, Research, and Marketing Tour Tradeshow Educational Tracks Marketing North Florida Citrus Fruit & Nut …

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Input Requested for a UF Study on Farm Waste Management

Kenneth Gioeli, Extension Agent at St. Lucie Cooperative Extension Service, places empty pesticide containers in plastic bags readying them for recycling. Photo by Milt Putnam The challenges of waste disposal is an area of growing concern in the US, particularly among farmers.  The University of Florida is conducting survey research to explore how Florida farmers …

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